'Dancing With the Stars': Week 9's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Week 9 recap is liiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome back, gem hunters! It's Week 9, and while we still don't know if Sharna will be dancing "full-on, full out" as Len would say, she sure is selling the "Y'all WISH you looked as good as me in racy lingerie that somehow counts as a costume" look to the nearly nekkid troupers. Good times!

Let's make it a SHOWSTOPPER discussion tonight, shall we?

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6, Week 7, Week 8.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 8's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: Week 8's recap is liiiiiiiiiiiive! 

Say it ain't so, gem hunters! Brutal news today, on the most horrifying Halloween in history: Dr. Strangesparkle has forbidden Queen Sharna from continuing on in the hopes of becoming America's Next Top Coveted Mirrorball Champion due to a flareup of a former knee reconstruction. (Owwwwwwww forever.) James Hinchcliffe will dance with royally appointed replacement Jenna Johnson tonight -- and possibly for the rest of the season -- as our queen heals up. 

I've got an extra sack of mini Twix nearby and a whole lotta feelings. LET'S DO THIS.

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6, and Week 7.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 7's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Week 7 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome back, gem hunters! Above we have "Team Future" (Jana/Gleb, Terra/Sasha, Laurie/Val, Marilu/Derek) looking like they've just been told the Celebriquarium Commissary has run out of pure-cut glitter bricks...forever. NOW what will they do for sustenance?! Someone get me a drink!

This brilliant survival story and more, coming up tonight on WEEK 7: Eras Night!

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5, and Week 6.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 6's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Week 6 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome back, gem hunters! I've got a giant fabric rose in my hair, a tray of nachos ready to broil at the magic hour of 5:20, and heat in my heart for LATIN NIGHT!

Will Sharna and James' rumba melt the floor? Does Ryan Lochte know how to pronounce "salsa"? How the heck does one dance an Argentine tango to the Eagles' "Hotel California"? These answers and more, after the break.

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4, and Week 5

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 5's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: Week 5's recap is liiiiiive! 

Welcome back, gem hunters! If you're not ready to sob, GET OUTTA HERE!

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3, and Week 4 -- plus the first-ever GEM CHAT!

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 4's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: My Week 4 recap is liiiiiiiiiiive! 

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Welcome back, gem hunters! Tonight's Cirque du Soleil theme night promises to be a triple-jointed explosion of aerial spins, errant limbs, flaming hoops, and Ryan Lochte's grimy pool water. Will Laurie's gymnastics background give her the ultimate advantage? Or has Vanilla Ice been hiding Olympic-level high-pressure balance capabilities THIS WHOLE TIME? 

We'll keep the chat going here for Tuesday's results show -- and FYI I will be trying out a Facebook Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiive broadcast a few minutes before airtime. Will anyone care? Will my phone run out of RAM in the first 30 seconds? Is that a thing? Who knows? 

So here we go!
*Chat about Monday's and Tuesday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive shows here.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: my Season 23 premiere recapWeek 2 recap, and Week 3 recap.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 3's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Week 3 recap is liiiiiiiiiiive!

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Welcome back, gem hunters! Are you ready for some mirrorball?

Tonight's performance show is a mere HOUR thanks to the trashiest presidential debate this world will ever see. I'm bracing myself for 15-second dances and blink-and-you'll-miss-'em packages. So now you understand why I had to put the parcel that keeps on giving right up at the top. Not that I need a REASON. No one ever needs to justify going Gleb.

Tuesday's TWO-HOUR RESULTS SHOW should offer many more chances to breathe in the glitter dust....and then exhale........for what seem.........like.......................days...................................

So here we go!
*Chat about Monday's and Tuesday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive shows here.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: my Season 23 premiere recap and Week 2 recap.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 2's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: Week 2's Monday recap is liiiiiiiiive! 

I won't be recapping Tuesday's results show, but the chat is still open!

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Welcome back, gem hunters! Please pardon the purple haze. It just won't leave me alone. 

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: Full recap for the Season 23 premiere

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 23 premiere: The Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: Full premiere recap is liiiiiiive!

You may not have missed them all -- but you KNOW you missed these costumes!

Welcome back, Sparklebarfers, to a new season of fringe benefits on Planet Mirrorballus a.k.a. the house of flying swaggers and disco ball dreams! Tonight's a homecoming of sorts, as Allison, Cheryl, Maks, Derek, Gleb, Emma, and Busty the Judge have all returned following hiatuses of varying (skirt) lengths. Meanwhile, Jenna has been upgraded from decoy to full pro.

Cast-wise? Meh. We've got a disgraced Olympian, an adorable Olympian, a ringer for Derek, a bunch of peeps you've never heard of, and Vanilla Ice

All right, stop. Collaborate and COMMENT!

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep dishing all week!

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars' finale: The Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Welcome, DANCMSTRs! Let's make like Nyle and Peta's ferociously agenda-driven freestyle and get to CHATTING! Chatting like there's no tomorrow! Chatting like no one is listening, because maybe, just maybe... they can't hear!

This is it! Paige vs. Nyle vs. Ginger vs. Mark's Ego. Who will triumph? Discuss Tuesday's Season 22 finale liiiiiiiiiiiive below, then hit up Yahoo! TV Wednesday morning for my full recap

Be sure to join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group so we can all keep in touch during the offseason! A very special thanks to Leah and Amy in KC for creating and moderating this friendly jewels-for-eyes monster. I'm utterly tickled (by feathers, obvs) that y'all care.

I'll miss our weekly chats as much as the next Sparklebarfer -- but this isn't goodbye!

More like a softly swaying, everlasting hello.

(Oh, and check out my Bachelorette recaps at Refinery29 if you miss me THAT much.) 

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

Recaps: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10

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'Dancing With the Stars': FINALS Sparklebarf Live Chat

 Update: My recap of the Finals is liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Ginger and Val got the pimp spot in the promo pic for the finals. IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!!!

But, like, what isn't? 

You know the drill: 
*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing DWTS/life stuff!

In case you missed them: my full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8, and Week 9.

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 9's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: My Semifinals recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Which of these five sequined mannequins will survive tonight's DOUBLE ELIMINATION? 

And is there any chance Wanya's endgame is to go shirtless WITHOUT a sequined overlay?? 

You know the drill: 
*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full Week 9 recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing DWTS/life stuff!

In case you missed them: my full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7, and Week 8.

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 8's Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Update: Week 8 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive! 

Welcome to Week 8 on Planet Mirrorballus, that whimsical alternate dimension where the tide is high, the hills are aliiiiiiiive, and Mt. Rushmore has been updated to include Len Goodman!

In a similar spirit of sacrilege: VIEWERS GET TO JUDGE the dances tonight. If you want in on that action, visit ABC.com during the liiiiiiiiiiive performances -- you only have 2 minutes 15 seconds to raise that virtual paddle.

Otherwise, it's business as usual: 
*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full Week 8 recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing DWTS/life stuff!

Don't miss my full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6, and Week 7.

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 7's Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Update: My Week 7 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome to "Icons Night," which will hopefully include a reprise of Val backing away slowly once he realizes he just showed up to work in sparkly undies. Or was this merely a "Famous Dance" and not iconic? Will we ever know the difference? Does anyone even care? And the biggest question of all: WHO WILL BE DOUBLE-ELIMINATED TONIGHT?

You know the drill: 
*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full Week 7 recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing DWTS/life stuff!

Don't miss my full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5, and Week 6.

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 6's Sparklebarf Live Chat!

WHO'S BAD AT IMPERSONATING M.J.?

WHO'S BAD AT IMPERSONATING M.J.?

Update: The Week 6 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

It's "Famous Dances" night on DWTS! Apparently "famous" can refer to ANYTHING! An '80s movie (Footloose), a '90s movie (Austin Powers), a Michael Jackson music video ("Bad"), or even a televised ballroom classic ("Hey Pachuco," technically based on The Mask but let's not even pretend Helio and Julianne -- plus their understudies Shawn and Derek -- aren't the stars of that "movie" in our hearts).

The Sparklebarf Nation may not be thrilled with this theme week, but hey, at least Val gets to live out his dreams of being a Janet Jackson backup dancer. AGAIN. So that's something.

You know the drill: 
*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full Week 6 recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing DWTS/life stuff!

In case you missed 'em: my full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4, and Week 5.

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 5's Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Update: My Week 5 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome to Week 5! Good ol' Teddy Bearkovskiy is back to guest judge the Season 22 Switch Up! Remember how The Switch Up seemed like such a TOTAL OUTRAGE two years ago? And now it's just an acceptable part of life? Yay! Brainwashing! Feels great.

You know the drill: 
*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full Week 5 recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing DWTS/life stuff!

In case you missed 'em: my full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3, and Week 4.

Oh I'm sorry, is that distracting?

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 4's Sparklebarf Live Chat!

A DINNER HERE IS NEVER SECOND-BEST...

A DINNER HERE IS NEVER SECOND-BEST...

Update: The Week 4 recap is liiiiiiiiiiive! 

It's Disney Night! Never mind that Witney and Von practically reinvented "Beauty and the Beast" last week. On Planet Mirrorballus, an endless blank scroll means countless opportunities to make that sweet shirtless fairy tale magic happen!

You know the drill: 
*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full Week 4 recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing whatevs.

In case you missed 'em: my full recaps for Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3.

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 3's Sparklebarf Live Chat!

UPDATE: My Week 3 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome to Week 3! Looks like Mark will be back to dance with Paige tonight, but wouldn't it be hilarious if, for Most Memorable Year night, she chose that one time she FELL IN LOVE with Alan way back in 2016 (last week) and it changed her life?! 

You know the drill: 
*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.
*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full Week 3 recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing whatevs.

In case you missed 'em: my full recaps for Week 1 and Week 2.

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 2's Sparklebarf Live Chat!

UPDATE: My Week 2 recap is LIIIIIIIIIVE over at Yahoo! TV.

Welcome back to Edyta's World, which we're just living in (on good days)! You know the drill: 

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive show right here.

*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full Week 2 recap.

*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group to keep discussing whatevs.

In case you missed it, here's my Week 1 recap! 

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': #DWTS22 Sparklebarf Live Chat!

COME ON, GIVE IT A BIT MORE WELLY

COME ON, GIVE IT A BIT MORE WELLY

 

Update: MY SEASON 22 PREMIERE RECAP IS LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE! 

Welcome back to high-class, high-rise living on the edge of madness, DANCMSTRs!

What's not to love? Grumpy Len Goodman has returned to his rightful seat at the center of our favorite alternate universe, all traces of Houghery have gone poof, Marissa Cooper and Stephanie Tanner are strangely mirroring the Winnie Cooper/D.J. Tanner matchup from Season 18, and... wait, wasn't there something else? Some WARM, FUZZY-FEELING gift from the mirrorball gods to be excited about? Let me hitch up my woefully inadequate ankle socks and have a think....

Oh, right: LADY LEG WARMER herself -- the stunning Edyta Sliwinska -- is back for Season 22!

It's all happening, Sparklebarfers! Who's ready to face-plant into a pile of glitter?

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive premiere right here.

*Head over to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full episode recap.

*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep discussing whatevs.

*Breathe! Never quite mastered that one but I hear it helps. 

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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